Sunday, April 22, 2007

Knit 'Till You Drop...

Here are many happy knitters (who have all been plied with pizza and sweets) knitting away at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company. It was one of their 'Knit 'till You Drop' nights and several (note the empty chairs) did drop! Oh, and don't think this is everyone....nay-nay I say...there was an entire other room filled with knitting fun. In the photo with three knitters you can see Sharlene, Janet and Cindy. On Janet's lap is the AMAZING 'Peace' blanket she has been working on and is almost finished with. It is a true work of art. I have been encouraging her to enter it in the county fair...Really! We had a terrific time and mowed through much fiber.....chomp!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I Can Sew Too!

I can sew, what do you know. I love making bags and I needed a birthday gift. Rummaged through my fabric pile and came up with this lovely combination. This was based on a tote from one of my Zakka books, the construction was a delight, I added the outside pockets for patterns and knitting needles. Oh, I like it! It posed well for the photo in my backyard. Ohhhh I love it when a plan comes together...and I loved the vegetarian sloppy joes Sharlene made for us at the knitmeeting/birthday party....yum!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I Runed My Nalbinding

'Somethings Brewing' is a gallery show that will be up sometime soon. This is my addition to the show. They were asking for a beer bottle cover to fit a given pattern. I chose the medium of nalbinding to create mine. I also added the word 'Beer' in German, needle-felted in runes. Cozy.
Runes and nalbinding go together so well. Needle-felting is much fun too. Thanks to my fiber sister Monica for helping me learn this new way to consume more fiber! eat it up.